Yoga Retreat with TERRI & CHLOÉ - Anamaya Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Hotel Teacher Training, Surf Camp and Eco Lodge

Yoga Retreat with TERRI & CHLOÉ

Escape the ordinary to connect with nature, other like-minded souls, and most importantly… yourself!

Retreat Details

Our weekly retreats run all year long, so when you book your stay with us the FIRST STEP is to choose the week that works best with your schedule. Every week we have different guest yoga teachers from around the world that come to teach at Anamaya bringing their unique talents and energy. Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday. 

The price of your retreat starts with your BASE RATE (which includes your accommodations and meals). Excursions, workshops, and other add-ons you choose to customize your week will be added to your final bill at Anamaya. 

Simply fill out the inquiry form to get more information on available accommodations,  pricing, and options specific to your needs.

Feb 25 – March 4, 2023
Terri McDermott


With over 20 years of combined experience, Terri McDermott continues to pursue an active and interdisciplinary career in health and wellness through the teachings and study of holistic care, meditation, and the many pathways of yoga.

Education in Health, Wellness, and Yoga

A Michigan native, Terri received her C.M.A. in Medical Assistance through training provided in Royal Oak, Michigan, and her ERYT 200 through Jenny Lintvedt, Yoga Teacher Trainer in Traverse City, Michigan. Throughout her continued studies and employment in this area, Terri has taken further training with known teachers such as Sean Corn, Joe Barnett, Kathryn Buddig, Dr. James Lawrence, and Mugs McConnell. She earned her RYT 500 through studies with Mugs McConnell, in a 300-hour program over the course of 2019, and in a short time has expanded upon that to obtain her ERYT 500, currently having approximately 7,000 hours of yoga teaching experience.

She is a Professional Member of the Indian Yoga Association as of 2022, after completing 500 hours of studies under the guidance of Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani of ICYER in a 52-week program. Currently, Terri is taking a second-year long course, Deeper Gitananda Studies, under his guidance, as well as, a 3-month online study with Dr. Vasant Lad learning the Secrets of the Pulse.

Personal Training & Wellness Programs

Terri understands the importance of incorporating wellness into all aspects of life and works with her private clients to assist them in creating balance and harmony within themselves. This includes developing mastery of one’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being through various disciplines and healing modalities such as deep stretching, breathing, core work, meditation, reflection, nutrition, stress management, and wellness coaching. She is an Ambassador for Divine Warrior Goddess Trainings and has been successful in facilitating this training for hundreds of women throughout Traverse City, Michigan. She feels there is great work to be done in bringing together women and reminding them of the skills they inherently possess and removing those layers and restrictions society has imposed so there is movement forward with their life’s work. Her work at the Cowell Family Cancer Center increased her passion for working with individuals overcoming illness and fear, driving her further into studies in multiple modalities of healing. Terri’s (Me is divided in Traverse City, Michigan teaching and working privately, as well as, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Passion for Wellness and Community

As a child, the seed for yoga was planted when Terri attended her first yoga classes in a fellow elementary school student’s basement learning yoga from a dedicated mom. That seed took root and continues to grow strong. As she continued on her journey, those roots reached out, took her on a path of spiritual growth, and coaxed within her the need to continue to learn about the intricacies of the human body, our vessel in this life, and the connection of heart, mind, and spirit. She currently serves as a board member for the organization, Yoga Alliance, Arlington, VA and continues to find ways to bring her teachings to her communities, both in Florida and Michigan. An annual retreat “Pura Vida Yoga Retreat” is provided and taught by her in Costa Rica always attempting to immerse larger groups in the concepts of the yogic path including asana, meditation, pranayama, and self-study.

Founder of Svastha Wellness and Peaceful Poses:

Terri has been practicing yoga throughout her life and teaching yoga since 2012. She is the founder of Svastha Wellness and Peaceful Poses; whose mission is to teach and allow others to incorporate yoga principles and classical teachings into their daily lives and build daily routines with their students. She teaches multiple types of classes such as Restorative, Yin, Detox, Hot and Gentle yoga, SUP, along with meditation, and leads multiple workshops and facilitates groups of women in her communities fostering a tribe of sorts, who grow and learn together. She specializes in one on one teaching and coaching based on client needs and creating individualized plans for students to include all aspects of wellness.


Guest Teacher Bio:

Chloé Was born in Scotland but raised in Cornwall England. Growing up in the beautiful countryside, by the ocean, Chloe has a love for the outdoors and being close to water. Chloe has over 20 years of experience in health and wellness, from personal to professional. Chloe now resides in Rockford, Michigan where she owns her own gym and yoga studio. Chloe is ISSA certified, PCT certified, and earned her ERYT 200 through studies with Mugs McConnell and Terri McDermott in 2019. Chloe then continued straight into her RYT 500 With Mugs – graduating in 2020. Chloe is currently HOURS away from her ERYT500. Chloe is continuing to deepen her knowledge in the path of Yoga under the guidance of Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani of ICYER in a 52-week program, which will be completed in 2022.

Chloe has had a passion for yoga from a young age diving deeper into her asana practice in her early 30s, which lured her into delving into philosophical studies in her 40s. Chloe opened her own gym in 2011 and added a yoga studio in 2019. Chloe loves to work with high school athletes teaching them the amazing benefits and effects of gentle stretch yoga to help prevent injuries and strengthen joints through balance asanas. She also teaches them the importance of pranayama to help build better lung capacity and how to use pranayama to help calm them if they have competition day jitters.

Chloe describes her yoga as a mixture of Hatha and yin – Slow moving, deep stretching, grounding and connecting, and incorporating pranayama. Chloe likes to focus mainly on opening up the hips, chest, and shoulders.

Terri believes, with her entire being, through her years of studies that our BODIES WERE MEANT TO HEAL THEMSELVES!  This can happen through Svadhyaya (self-study), Tapas (discipline), and taking responsibility for one’s own body and health.  As Founder of Svastha Wellness and Peaceful Poses, she is dedicated to teaching others these principles through Asana…one of the key components of this lifestyle derived from the Sanskrit root “Asi” which translates to “state of being”.  Through the physical practice of asana we become strong, resilient, and in union with who we are.  We create our attitude through the reflection of our inner peace that is created when the union between breathe and body arise. Pranayama…another key component of this lifestyle that assists one in the ability to move prana (energy) throughout the body with the control of breath creating a balanced state of mind and emotion. Meditation…a contemplative practice that develops over time after preparation through asana and pranayama.

Homeostasis is the body’s ability to regulate its inner environment to fluctuations created by external and/or internal forces.  Through ancient teachings, it is possible to withstand the elements and find stability, Allostasis” ~ Terri McDermott

Chloe‘s philosophy is that Yoga keeps her grounded – and yoga keeps her healthy and strong. Chloe has learned through saucha, tapas and svadhyaya that cleanliness throughout everything in her life is huge, not just in what she eats and drinks but also in what she watches, the company she keeps, Chloe does her best at keeping toxins and toxic people out of your life to remain healthy – this can take some serious tapas (self discipline) and a lot of Svadhyaya (self study). Chloe believes that the more disciplined she can be with saucha, The happier and healthier she will be – Chloe believes that you can truly heal your body if you take care of it properly and keep it healthy – mind, body, and spirit.


Delve Into The Components of the Mind – Meet Manas, Buddhi, Ahamkara, and Chitta

Have you ever paused and taken notice of how you truly show up in the world and interact with others or situations that arise, good, bad or indifferent? You’ve had an interaction and created a memory of that particular event. That memory is based on your current state of mind, samskaras, habits, perspectives, and knowledge at that moment in time. Do you notice that when you look back on that event or memory, and share that with others who were present at that time, their version can, oftentimes, be very different than yours? Meet Manas! Manas is the recording faculty of the mind that sees or participates in life with the knowledge given at that particular moment.

That event takes place and with that information provided by Manas, Ahamkara graces us with its presence. Ahamkara knows all, sees all, and tells all, exactly the way your Ego would should we allow our Ego to present itself. What does that create? That creates a reaction that can sometimes unravel in ways that one cannot predict nor can one provide damage control for later on.

Learn to allow Buddhi to enter and seek the truth! What is at the surface can bring us to places that provide false information. Remove the Maya, remove the perspectives that those involved may bring forward in life, and pause. Find quiet and control the Chitta, seek the truths that are far deeper than what is seen on the surface. Remove your own personal perspectives and trust in those of others.

Join Terri and Chloé for a journey deep into the mind where you will be guided through practices of Deep Meditation, and Yoga Nidra, and learn the steps necessary to unravel the psychic knots of Brahma Granthi, Vishnu Granthi, and Rudra Granthi. We will incorporate the Asana and Pranayama practices of hip opening at Muladhara, heart-opening at Anahata, and third eye revelations at Ajna!

Daily Morning Pranayama, Surya Namaskar, and Meditations will be offered, $7.00 daily, and $35.00 for the week.

The workshops presented within the week will include Three 2 hour individual workshops taking you into the studies of the Granthis (psychic knots that prevent us from unlocking our true potential), Brahma, Vishnu, and Rudra. Learn how to unravel these psychic knots and reconnect with the energy of the Charkas.

Workshop pricing is $55 each, 2 for $100 or all 3 for $150

We’re a smaller sized boutique resort so our retreats book up fast! Save your spot by filling out a reservation request form today. Click the link below. Pura Vida!

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